Student Arts Expo

Student Arts Expo, presented by MacLaff, Inc., returns to Downtown Lafayette for a free and family-friendly festival of student artwork, live performances, and fun arts activities.


Saturday, May 8, 3pm—8pm


Acadiana Center for the Arts


Free for the whole family in-person
OR Join us online

Vermilion Street Performance Schedule

The schedule of live family performances “under the big tent” on Vermilion Street include:

“The Breakdown: A Lesson on Hip-Hop History” by Kabuki Dancers

Hula Halau Na ‘Olelo ‘O Ka Pu’uwai 

Lyrically Inclined Poetry Team

Sing Along with Wonderland!

Sing & Move with Ms. Melissa from Hello Music!

Additional Activities

Hands On Arts Activities, presented by MacLaff
Join in the action with free hands-on arts activities on the street in front of AcA. Fun for the whole family!

Art in Action
View live painting demonstrations by teaching artists and art educators from 5:00-8:00pm.

Student Artist Market, presented by Hancock Whitney
View and purchase student artwork inside the AcA.

Summer Camps Expo
For families interested in engaging their children with creative summer camps, AcA hosts an expo where you can learn about and sign up for more than a dozen different creative summer camps by organizations from around town, in addition to AcA’s own 10-week Summer Arts Camps.

Join Us Online!

Families are invited to experience the event either in person or to join online for a “Virtual Art Parade” presented by LUS, featuring student performances of music, dance, and theatre.

These videos will be streaming on  AOC online and LUS Fiber Channels 3 & 4 and Cox Channels 13 & 14.

Participating Schools

Schools with Artwork (At AcA)
Acadiana High, Martial Billeaud Elementary, Paul Breaux Middle, Broussard Middle, Carencro Heights Elementary, Carencro High, Ovey Comeaux High, J.W. James Elementary, Lafayette High, Edgar Martin Middle, Southside High, David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy, LPSS Talented Program, and Youngsville Middle

Schools with Performances (On Video)
Acadiana High, L.J. Alleman Middle, Broussard Middle, Carencro Middle, Ovey Comeaux High, Ernest Gallet Elementary, J.W. James Elementary, S.J. Montgomery Elementary, Southside High, and  LPSS Talented Theatre.

2021 Featured Artwork

Each year, AcA selects a student-artist to be featured on the poster of Student Arts Expo.

This year’s featured artwork is by Javier S. (12th Grade, Lafayette High School).

Thank you to our Student Arts Expo sponsors and partners!